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Draft & Craft - Light is never finished 31. March 2021

Light is never finished

«Light can never be thought out to a full stop.» Draft & Craft comprises individualised lamps and lighting projects that fulfil criteria beyond prevailing standards. With Draft & Craft, RIBAG provides the possibility to creatively differentiate by means of individualised lighting solutions and to optimally match the lighting to both the architecture and the interior design.

Depending on the specific requirements of a given project, the characteristics of RIBAG lamps are attuned to the respective user and spaces when it comes to colours, materials, dimensions and functionality. In our highly individualised society, customers increasingly desire products that meet their expectations and seamlessly fit to their special architectural style. In addition to classic, elegant, functional and especially timeless lamps, RIBAG makes tailor-made special editions. These lamps optimally fit to both the architecture and the overall appearance in concert with the right furniture. The horizons of creative freedom and competence in the creation of individualised and stylish objects are further enhanced by producing colour variations, lamps made from new materials such as leather or wood, as well as special editions. New versatility in designing living spaces is appreciated by customers, but also by architects in planning and by builders.

With care and attention to detail, desired special editions are planned into each project. One of our great strengths is the interdisciplinary collaboration when it comes to design, development and lighting design. Our competent lighting design team puts heart and soul into conception, lighting design and planning. All involved departments are housed at the same location in Safenwil and are in regular dialogue with one another. We advise you during the entire project - from standard lamps to special editions.

KIVO Draft & Craft
KIVO lens pendant lamps are primarily used for diverse purposes in living, hotelier, and restaurant areas. These understated and elegant lamps can be integrated into the architecture unobtrusively or to add emphasis for special purposes. With their round shapes, they are popularly used in meeting places. They combine especially well with furniture pieces such as tables, bars, reception desks, chairs and stools. Black lens pendant lamps, which can be individually combined with a shade, are the basis for KIVO Draft & Craft - in combination with two different wood types, oak and black walnut. Lamp shades are designed so that the customer can switch them out as desired. KIVO Draft & Craft offers lighting solutions rich in variety. They reflect the individual preferences of the owner, who is free to add a personal touch by selecting the materials of the shades.

The new KIVO extension
The successful KIVO collection is being expanded to include a pendant lamp with lens optics and indirect light. The new KIVO brings together brilliant, downward-directed light with space-opening indirect light. A diameter of 270 mm and a stylish aesthetic opens it up to new areas of use.

«A larger design of the KIVO pendant lamp with lens optics was planned from the beginning,» explains Pascal Amacker, Creative Director at RIBAG. «We were able to display the new model with a variety of leather materialisations for our collaborative partner Intertime on Designers’ Saturday. Afterwards, we received several requests from customers asking if and when the lamp would be available in this form.»

«Arranging them as a group allows you to illuminate even large rooms.»

Pascal Amacker, Creative Director

The Lighting Experience
The new KIVO pendant lamp relies on trusted lens technology and captivates with particularly brilliant light. More than just bright, the wider beam angle makes it significantly more present in the room. «This means the KIVO pendant lamp can be used as the single source of light above a table, for example. Arranging them as a group allows you to illuminate even large rooms,» he continues.

Not only is the design new, but also the underlying combination of lighting technology. Brilliant light directed downward is achieved using one single point light source. Using an additional LED board provides a higher percentage of indirect light. «This opens the room, ensures a significantly greater lighting effect, and creates an especially comfortable atmosphere in the room,» elaborates Pascal Amacker.

«As a first step, KIVO will be available in housing colours black, white, and grey, with a variety of interchangeable shades in the same colour scheme. The use of different materialisations is much requested and was well received in the smaller KIVO model,» explains Pascal Amacker.

«This is why, as a second step, we will expand KIVO Draft & Craft. A selection of shade materialisations in wood, leather, concrete, paint colours, and anodised varieties can be combined with the housing.» Attaching the shades using magnets allows for particular flexibility in lighting design, useful for variable interior design as well. The new KIVO opens up ample new opportunities for application. Whether in the private, public, or commercial sphere: There are countless lighting opportunities and various materialisations available upon request.


KIVO pendant lamp and ceiling lamp

Inspiration — Draft & Craft